How bad are carbon-belching SUVs for the climate and for our health?

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We may be underestimating just how bad carbon-belching SUVs are for the climate – and for our health. The post How bad are carbon-belching SUVs for the climate and for our health? Electric Cars EV News Policy climate change EV policy SUV

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Audi Super Bowl ad: “Frozen” song, electric vehicles, and climate change

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Audi is making a pitch for its fully electric E-Tron SUV and E-Tron Sportback this Super Bowl with a very “Frozen” song. The spot features Maisie Williams, of Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, and various films, singing the song as if in a musical.

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JATO: new car CO2 emissions rise for the first time in a decade in Europe; diesel down, gasoline up, SUVs up

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This rise in average CO 2 emissions correlates with a decrease in demand for diesel cars across Europe—which produce lower CO 2 emissions than gasoline cars—and the rising popularity of SUVs, which emit higher average CO 2 emissions of 133.0 Demand for SUVs continued to rise in 2017—but despite the introduction of smaller SUVs to the market and the adoption of hybrid solutions, which helped reduce the segments average CO 2 emissions from 134.9

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Audi introduces longer range and AWD quattro versions of Q4 e-tron compact electric SUV

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In April, Audi launched the Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron ( earlier post )—the first compact electric SUVs from the brand. Emissions that cannot currently be avoided are offset via carbon credits that fund climate change mitigation projects.

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EPA’s annual automotive trends report shows slight increase in fuel economy from MY2017 to MY2018

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The report also highlights the large consumer shift towards sport utility vehicles (SUV). SUVs continue to gain market share—reaching a record high 46% market share in MY 2019. In the US, Model Year (MY) 2018 vehicle fuel economy was 25.1 miles per gallon, 0.8% higher than the 24.9

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Audi aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% over the vehicle lifecycle by 2025

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In the long term, Audi is pursuing the vision of CO2-neutral mobility and aims to be climate-neutral throughout the company on balance by 2050. This will be followed by the series-produced versions of the sports car Audi e-tron GT concept, to be produced by Audi Sport GmbH, and the compact SUV Audi Q4 e-tron concept, which was presented at the Geneva Motor Show. Audi Hungaria already covers about 70% of its heat supply from climate-neutral, geothermal energy.

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California announces it will ban the sale of New Gasoline Cars

Setec Powerr

By 2026, the rate of new cars, SUVs and small pickups sold in California must reach 35 percent of sales of zero-emission vehicles, increasing each year to 51 percent in 2028, 68 percent in 2030 and 100 percent in 2035.

Audi e-tron first drive, how to buy a Rivian, Toyota Prius AWD-e tech: Today's Car News

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We had the first chance to drive the new electric Audi e-tron quattro SUV. global warming climate change RivianStartup electric truck-maker Rivian says it plans to follow Tesla's lead in selling cars directly to consumers—mostly. Toyota reveals how the new Prius AWD-e gets great gas mileage. And a new report shows greenhouse gas emissions are back on the rise. All this and.

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Study: even with high LDV electrification, low-carbon biofuels will be necessary to meet 80% GHG reduction target; “daunting” policy implications

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The implication for biofuels is important, to the extent they are aimed at meeting climate and petroleum use reduction goals. The reference case scenarios assume no change to GHG intensity from current levels. while the climate-targeted scenarios assume that electricity supply is decarbonized by 80%. In the climate-targeted scenarios, they assumed that electrified vehicles receive their electricity from an 80% decarbonized electricity grid.

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EV Standouts at the 2021 LA Auto Show

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The Mullen FIVE crossover SUV is FAST – with a max speed of up to 200 mph – and will be available in mid-2024. Below is an overview of the November 2021 LA auto show, where electric vehicles (EVs) stole the spotlight!

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Solving the Electric Vehicle Charging Conundrum

Cars That Think

An electric SUV is going to have more aerodynamic drag than an electric sedan like a Tesla Model S or Lucid Air. Steven Cherry John, one of our fellow contributing editors, Václav Smil, is a real genius when it comes to looking at the long sweep of technological change.

Solving the Electric Vehicle Charging Conundrum

Cars That Think

An electric SUV is going to have more aerodynamic drag than an electric sedan like a Tesla Model S or Lucid Air. Steven Cherry John, one of our fellow contributing editors, Václav Smil, is a real genius when it comes to looking at the long sweep of technological change.

LA Auto Show, EQC Approves Clean Trucks Rule, BrightDrop EV Order to 18,000, EV Fleets at National Parks

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Australian Government releases discussion paper on mandatory CO2 standards for new light-duty vehicles beginning in 2015

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The average for the passenger car segment (which includes SUVs) was 205 g/km, with light commercials averaging 250 g/km. the combined effect of technology uptake and consumer led changes in market segmentation, but with no mandatory emissions standards in place) the emissions reductions to 2020 in Australia would average around 1.8% I.e., separate targets for passenger vehicles (cars and SUVs) and for LCVs (utes and vans). Australia Climate Change Emissions Policy

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eRUF Stormster Electric SUV Debuts in Copenhagen

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RUF Automobile GmbH unveiled the Stormster, an electric SUV based on the Porsche Cayenne, for the European Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, (COP 15). The Stormster is driven by a Siemens electric motor, with 270 kW (367 bhp) as in the eRUF sports car. The lithium-ion battery pack is supplied by Li-Tec Battery GmbH. The Stormster. Click to enlarge. The total weight is 2,670 kg which makes it capable of reaching 100 km/h in 10 seconds.

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California Adopts Cooler Cars Regulation

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The scoping plan for AB32, California’s climate change legislation, originally had proposed a cool cars measure based on reflective paints. This will cool the vehicle’s interior by approximately 14 °F for a car and 12 °F for a pickup or SUV. These include a standard for cleaner lower-carbon vehicle fuels, and a regulation to ensure tire pressure is checked at smog check, oil change and other maintenance facilities. Tags: Climate Change Fuel Efficiency

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Study Finds Bioelectricity Better Option Than Liquid Biofuels for Transportation Output and GHG Emissions

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Kilometers per crop hectare for switchgrass feedstock with a small SUV. We found that converting biomass to electricity rather than ethanol makes the most sense for two policy-relevant issues, transportation and climate.” This is largely due to fact that the small SUV BEV has an electric motor that is 3.1 times as efficient as the internal combustion engine of the small SUV ICV for highway driving. Campbell et al. 2009) Click to enlarge.

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Origin Materials launches Net Zero Automotive Program with Ford; carbon-negative PET

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The assessment studies Origin products across four environmental criteria: climate change; ecosystem quality, resource consumption; and human health. Origin Materials launched its Net Zero Automotive Program with Ford Motor Company.

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PPIC Survey Finds Californianss Support for Policies to Curb Warming Slips With Economy and Budget Crisis; Partisan Split Widens

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But in a year that has seen both a worsening recession and state budget crisis, residents’ support for urgent action on climate change has slipped and a partisan divide on the issue has widened. But in the current economic climate their support has dropped a notch. New passenger vehicles, such as cars, trucks, and SUVs (71% yes, 26% no). Opinions of state and local government action to address warming have changed less dramatically.

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Manitoba Vehicle Standards Advisory Board Recommends Adopting California GHG Vehicle Standards and Supporting Complementary Programs

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The stock of passenger cars has remained relatively flat, while light trucks (including small vans and SUVs) have increased by 88%. The Vehicle Standards Advisory Board was formed as a condition under the Climate Change and Emissions Reduction Act. This act supports Beyond Kyoto, Manitoba’s action plan on climate change which includes 60 specific actions to reduce greenhouse gases. Tags: Canada Climate Change Emissions Policy

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Electrified Blondes in Convertibles For Everyone!

Creative Greenius

But now change has come to America, the people are more than ready, and the cars are here. It’s going to change the world of our Los Angeles and Long Beach ports. People use them every day in every way to do what they need a small SUV to do. But he was here in spirit as the Santa Monica Civic parking lot and the surrounding streets were filled with Yes We Can people who are changing the world at every given opportunity. One voice really can change the world.

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Johnson Matthey nickel-rich battery material eLNO to debut at COP26 in two-seater electric race car

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Believed to be the world’s first two-seater electric racer, the car will be revealed at the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland on 31 October.

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Tesla tops New Zealand EV cars sales in August


The Motor Industry Association ( MIA ) reported 10,940 new passenger car and SUV registrations in New Zealand in August 2022, up 138.6% Last year, New Zealand’s new passenger cars and SUVs registrations only reached 4,585 units.

Extreme E electric off-road racing series to begin in January 2021

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Due to commence in January 2021, the off-road racing action will be staged in five areas of outstanding natural beauty currently under threat from climate change: the Arctic, the Himalayas, Sahara desert, the Amazon rainforest and islands in the Indian Ocean. Brazilian professional racing driver and team owner Gil de Ferran and entrepreneur Alejandro Agag officially launched the new Extreme E all-electric racing series.

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Fisker in discussions to enter Extreme E electric off-road motorsports series

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Extreme E, starting early 2021, is a new electric racing series which will see electric SUVs go head to head in extreme locations around the world—including arctic, desert, glacier, coastal and rainforest—which have already been damaged or affected by climate and environmental issues. Creating the world’s most sustainable racing series is the perfect launch platform for their new Ocean SUV, as well as providing a challenging testing environment for product durability.

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Volkswagen and Ford expand their collaboration on MEB electric platform

Green Car Congress

Our strategic alliance with Volkswagen is an important element of Ford’s commitment to offer an all-electric range of vehicles that are uniquely Ford and designed to meet the mobility needs of a modern Europe that is leading the fight against climate change. It covers a wide range of segments and vehicle types, from compact vehicles up to SUVs and vans. Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group are expanding their e-mobility partnership. Earlier post.)

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Prius plug-ins surge, 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, electric-car sales, is climate doomed? Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we've got Priuses with plugs, more electric-car sales, some grim thoughts on renewable energy and climate change, and the production debut of the stunning 2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV. All this and more on Green Car Reports. First, our apologies for being late with this update and light on stories today. Chalk it up to widespread power. Today in Car News

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Amazon charges Kias, Chevy Bolt mountain range, UN climate report: Today's Car News

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A new UN climate report calls for optimism in tackling climate change. And our latest Twitter poll asks readers which electric SUV they would buy. A second automaker has signed on to Amazon's Home Services charger installation program. We took a Chevrolet Bolt EV to the top of the Continental Divide to see how its range fares in mountain driving. global warming Amazon Electric Car Chargers

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Support for global warming action slips

Green Cars News

That’s the verdict on policies to tackle climate change according to a survey by the Public Policy Institute of California. It found that in a year with a worsening recession, residents’ support for urgent action on climate change has slipped. Tags: Global warming Green cars Latest news California climate change action They are still important - just not necessarily as important as they used to be.

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Audi Joins The Juke Set: Q1 Crossover Due In 2016?

Green Car Reports

The world loves its SUVs, but SUVs aren''t best known for loving the world back. These big hulking behemoths are often accused of being a catalyst for climate change, and it''s true that efficiency isn''t the SUV''s strong point. But people like them regardless. So what to do? If you''re Audi, you join companies like Nissan with its Juke and MINI with

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Aston Martin announces Racing.Green. sustainability strategy

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The company is joining a list of companies committing to act on climate change through membership of the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), the global body enabling businesses to set emissions reduction targets in line with climate science. Aston Martin plans for its entire core portfolio of GT sports cars and SUVs to be fully electrified by 2030. Aston Martin announced its new sustainability strategy, Racing.Green. Launched on Earth Day, Racing.Green.

A third of Aussies back 2030 ICE ban claims Polestar survey

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With the introduction of the climate change bill, Australia will have more certainty, more transparency, and a clearer path to emissions reduction,” said Head of Polestar Australia, Samantha Johnson. Polestar 3 large SUV with camouflage. “A

California to top a quarter-million electric vehicles sold sometime this month

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Times have changed. The company has also announced plans to electrify all of its brands and model series, including an electric SUV for the 2020 model year. Transitioning to cars with no tailpipe pollution and incentivizing the infrastructure that supports them will help California meet climate change goals and federal clean air standards.

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GM announces the Chevy Silverado EV: 400 miles of range with Ultium battery tech


To increase its sustainability efforts and align with global climate change reduction strategies, GM will build the Silverado EV at the Factory ZERO facility in Michigan, a plant that was named after the company’s future of zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion.

Buyer’s Guide: 2022 Guide to Green Auto Loans

Clean Fleet Report

The world is collectively looking for ways to reduce global carbon emissions to prevent a looming climate crisis. According to climate change experts, we need to reduce CO 2 emissions by 50% by 2030, with the ultimate goal being net-zero emissions by 2050.

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ORNL study finds aluminum-intensive vehicles can deliver up to 29% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to typical steel-bodied vehicle

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As the US works to reduce dependence on foreign oil, promote clean energy and combat climate change, this report definitively documents why aluminum offers the most promise for cutting total automotive-related carbon emissions and energy use. The ORNL study modeled a typical 2012 crossover SUV reflective of the average on-the-road vehicle in the US in terms of weight, performance, fuel economy and materials mix of steel, high-strength steel and aluminum.

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Lucid Motors announces first international plant in Saudi Arabia


Lucid aspires to be a catalyst for change wherever we go, so it makes perfect sense that we are bringing electric vehicles to one of the world’s biggest oil-producing nations. Lucid announced that its first international plant will be located in Saudi Arabia.

The BMW Group’s 360-degree approach to sustainability

EV Central

The phrase “as the seasons change” has taken a whole new meaning in the past few years, as the seasons really do feel like they’re different now – wetter, hotter, drier, somewhere in the world seems to be constantly in crisis on any given day.

New Zealand unveils $8,600 subsidy for electric vehicles

Electric Vehicles India

This initiative comes as New Zealand’s Climate Commission recommendations laid out the sweeping changes that need to change the emission goals in the country. Last week the Climate Commission has laid out new benchmarks in India to transform its fleet.

Over 200,000 Pure Electric Vehicles to hit UK roads in 2021

Drive Electric

Nissan may continue to underperform relative to the head start it had with the LEAF, as it faces increased competition from manufacturers with newer EV models, and the forthcoming Ariya SUV won’t be available until late in 2021.

General Motors plans to be carbon-neutral by 2040; eliminate LDV tailpipe emissions by 2035

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In the coming years, GM plans to offer an EV for every customer, from crossovers and SUVs to trucks and sedans. The company recognizes that offsets must be used sparingly and should reflect a holistic view of mitigating the effects of climate change and helping people thrive around the world. GM plans to become carbon-neutral in its global products and operations by 2040 and has committed to setting science-based targets to achieve carbon neutrality.

Extreme E – Team xite & myenergi

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As part of the collaboration, the team’s 550hp Odyssey 21 SUV will feature myenergi livery for each of the season’s five ground-breaking events. The series aims to highlight the impact of climate change on some of the most remote and notably-affected locations.

Rivian’s Amazon EV delivery van will drop packages in 100 cities by end of 2022


” Amazon ordered 100,000 Rivian EDVs in its initial order and has stood behind the EV startup in alignment with its Climate Pledge – a commitment to reach net-zero carbon across our operations by 2040. Today marks a significant milestone in our Climate Pledge commitment.